1 There was no one there so handsome, thought Scarlett, as she marked how graceful was his negligent pose and how the sun gleamed on his gold hair and mustache.
2 He was listening, with a good-humored, negligent air, half comic, half contemptuous, to Haley, who was very volubly expatiating on the quality of the article for which they were bargaining.
3 Well, well," said St. Clare, passing on, with his usual air of negligent drollery, "that's very well got up, Adolph.
4 The person who had been called Misse Cassy now came forward, and, with a haughty, negligent air, delivered her basket.
5 His family knew him to be, on all common occasions, a most negligent and dilatory correspondent; but at such a time they had hoped for exertion.
6 They both promised fair to grow up as rude as savages; the young master being entirely negligent how they behaved, and what they did, so they kept clear of him.
7 On her father, her confidence had not been sanguine, but he was more negligent of his family, his habits were worse, and his manners coarser, than she had been prepared for.
8 Holmes strolled round the house with his hands in his pockets and a negligent air which was unusual with him.
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9 "Faults or crimes," responded Monte Cristo with a negligent air.
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10 I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
11 It had been negligent of the bank to let them waste their time here in the waiting room, but none of them wanted to draw attention to this.
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12 Madame Kukshin shed her questions one after another with affected negligence, not waiting for an answer; spoilt children talk so to their nurses.
13 With Russians he is more free and easy, gives vent to his spleen, and makes fun of himself and them, but that is done by him with great amiability, negligence, and propriety.
14 So, Count, there never is any negligence in my company, and so my conscience was at ease.
15 "The three last," returned he, with a negligence evidently unaffected, for he could not imagine with what intention the question was put.
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